Thursday, November 13, 2014

On The Scene….At Missoni, Milan




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  1. Cela ne vous regarde pas !

    November 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    When was this photo taken? It’s Winter and the guy isn’t wearing socks? If he doesn’t even know what season is it, he has no sense of fashion…

    • JessieBerlin

      November 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Have you never been to Italy or met a typical Italien man? I don’t mean it unkindly – there’s still time to catch up, I’m sure ;)

    • JessieBerlin

      November 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Have you ever been to Italy and seen a typical Italian man? This is about as “typical” as they come: bare, tanned feet, elegant slip-ons, feet probably powdered with Azzuro Paglieri…

      • JessieBerlin

        November 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm

        Oops, sorry, I posted twice, because I thought I’d accidently deleted the first post

        • J

          November 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

          That was worth saying twice. Haha. Especially as a woman right next has bare legs, and doesn’t appear to be feeling.

    • Mimosas and Me

      November 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      I could not disagree more. look at the woman next to him, is she wearing socks? and what about the other women in dresses. Why judge so much?

    • andreea

      November 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

      the first and the third pictures: very interesting girls! :)

    • laetiee

      November 14, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Moi aussi je voudrais bien savoir si il fait si bon en Italie ou peut être que ces photos ont été prises antérieurement… Ou c’est vraiment la mode des chaussettes cet hivers ??? Et a mort les collants!

    • Dax

      November 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

      I’ve been in Italy a few times, :)) in summer and in winter, but you can say that from north (area Milano) to Naples the man wear long socks. Further south that depends of the man and of course the season. Never seen an Italian wearing a summer suit in winter. Why would there be a fashion for autumn/winter or spring/summer? But if he like’s to wear no socks in winter, don’t complain if you got cold feet!

    • Superman

      November 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Fashion…?! Fashion is for twits and dilettantes…such as yourself.
      And a user I in French…ooohh…so chic.

      This fellow has outstanding STYLE…perfect.
      More character and elegance of his wrist than you could ever dream of or understand.
      Return beneath your rock. …or to your retail hell. Fool.

  2. Fashion Snag

    November 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I love the last shot! I have that same top. I can’t wait to wear it.

  3. Liz

    November 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    the girl with the glasses is adorable!!

    giveaway on my blog!

  4. SMAP

    November 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    The sparkly oxfords stood out to me in the last photo!

  5. Trinity

    November 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    The Moschino top is very young, very cute. Looks great on her, however this gets me thinking about logos, in general. So on that note, but in line with handbags rather than sweaters…I almost bought a Louis Vuitton bag yesterday, but ultimately decided the only reason would be ego. You see, none of the bags are free from the logo, be it embossed, or printed. I have several “last a lifetime” bags already, so I don’t need another rugged, heirloom bag. This bag would only do one thing for me: show others that I spent the money, and what that means to perfect strangers shouldn’t amount to much, really. For that money I could buy two round trip tickets to Dublin and create a lifetime of memories, or spend a week at the coast in style. I could give that money to my kids, utterly delighting them (I did, in fact, wind up giving my kids money, instead). I don’t have “stupid money” to throw around on luxury items I don’t need, nor do I think most people do.

    But that ISN’T to say certain items are not worth the craftsmanship and longevity when it can be afforded. I support the idea of luxury goods. It’s just too bad in this day and age the luxury houses have sold out, or changed so much that it is all about profit at the expense of true quality, and those who consume the goods are buying too often for status, not quality–they’ll buy anything with a logo. For me, I want the good quality leather with NO logo. For many, though, it seems they’re willing to finance (ie. go into debt with a credit card) for a “gotta have” piece that only gives them a fleeting sense of importance. I would love to see beautiful things without the logos.

    • JessieBerlin

      November 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Terrific post, Trinity, I agree absolutely. In fact I was confronted with precisely the same decision a few years ago and decided, same as you did and for the same reasons, not to buy the bag. I spent a lovely, carefree week in Paris instead and never regretted it. I have a few lovely, well-crafted things without logos, several of them heirlooms; if I had lots of money, I would look out for more high quality stuff, perhaps a pair of custom-made shoes. But it isn’t as though I needed them, I love my life as it is and I certainly don’t need to impress others by sporting some logo.

      • Trinity

        November 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

        Ahh, this is so refreshing to hear, Jessie. I am sure there must be others out there who feel the same way, too. I’m glad I’m not alone. And a week in Paris sounds outstanding! I would bet that you can remember all the loveliness of that trip, but had you bought the bag….not a single moment of carrying it to any particular place, or the looks on the faces of impressed or jealous onlookers, or of those who might have assumed it was a fake. I’m glad you responded here. Clearly you are a person who needs no expensive bag to be of class and distinction.

        • JessieBerlin

          November 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          Thanks, Trinity, that’s very kind! May I ask where you’re from? I’m from Berlin, where it is easy to live without logos; the only ones who wear them hereabouts are nouveau riche tourists from non-European countries. Berliners tend to look down their noses at their pretentious style. Yes, Paris was lovely and unforgettable – my photo album and my mind are full of memories. I could have bought tons of fake purses there, btw ;) I bought some books at Shakespeare and Company instead, and an art nouveau necklace at the flea market Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen…sigh…

          • Trinity

            November 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

            Hi Jessie, I am from America! LOL. Yes, I know, I know. But then this is exactly why I feel the way I do about logos. Growing up in the 1980′s suburbs of Dallas, Texas logos were de rigueur. As a poor college student going “hippie chic” was cool back then. As a young housewife in Rochester, NY suburbs social positioning became a big deal again, and thus more logos. I’m sure these are the people you are seeing on their vacations in Berlin. But over a dozen years of boredom and superficiality of the suburbs took it’s toll and my family re-arranged its perspective. We now live in Phoenix in a farming community, mainly full of Mexican people who, in general terms, are family oriented and non-pretentious. I find that now that I can afford the luxury items I prefer Levis and a t-shirt. This may sound controversial, but I am a white person who purposefully chose to live away from white people of my own class because people of my kind generally compete, overspend and aren’t necessarily well informed, which I find to be a stressful and dull combination. It’s been almost a year and a half out here and I wake up to a sprawling hacienda, a pool and a mountain view, but I can take a short walk and see the goats and horses and dogs on the farms further down my street. What was most shocking to me at first were the stares I got at the local stores, but now I don’t notice that at all. I’m around people I would have been afraid of two years ago, but now I realize how silly I once was. I’m sure I have become my own kind of cliche’. I do love clothes and I’m looking for my own kind of style, which I’m really not sure I’ve found yet.

          • Ana in Montreal

            November 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm

            I totally agree with you Trinity and Jessie. To add a layer, I’m ok with buying quality goods but I find shocking that in addition to investing a considerable amount in a company we should advertise for them!

        • JessieBerlin

          November 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

          Good for you, Trinity! Lots of people dream of altering their lifestyle because it doesn’t make sense to them any more, but not many of them actually take the leap. And did I hear you say hacienda, goats, horses and dogs? The green stuff emitting from between the lines of my post is pure envy! Do you have animals of your own? (Who needs a logo if she can have a dog?) I’ve really, really enjoyed our prolonged chat, btw, and I hope Scott will permit this last message (Thanks for your patience, Scott!)

      • crossing-sweeper

        November 17, 2014 at 10:28 am

        I agree, a terrific post. I loathe logos – making their wearers walking sandwich boards.

      • Patrick

        November 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

        The Wall Street Journal published a survey recently that purported to find that people gained more long-term happiness from purchasing experiences than objects. For example, that the pleasure gained from remembering a wonderful vacation was greater than the pleasure gained from buying a beautiful handbag; the handbag would seem less special as time went on, whereas the memory of a vacation would continue to enhance one’s life.

        • crossing-sweeper

          November 19, 2014 at 9:38 am

          Blimey, Patrick, have you landed on the right site?

        • Shanika

          January 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

          I truly love this perspective. I actually purchased an LV bag recently for my 30th birthday. Truthfully I went back and forth between spending the money on the bag or not. Then I thought to myself “what the heck, you only live once.” In that same year I went to Paris by myself and it was spectacular. Every time I look at my purse I never feel regret. I simply remember “that was for my 30th.” I can’t say I would purchase another though. I suppose I had a 30year “bucket list” lol. In two months, I’ll be going to Italy for 2 weeks. Truth be told no material object is as wonderful as an experience. No purse can ever make one feel the way memories do. But while I carry my Louis Im reminded of my 3oth year and the time I spent walking down the Champ-Elysees…

    • Isabelle

      November 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      I’ve always found that wearing something with huge or numerous logos, amounts to keeping the price tag on and sticking out, so that everyone would see how exceptional you are for having so much money. (Assuming the money is really yours, and not your spouse or parents’, but that’s a different story).

      I think it’s actually pretty tacky.

      • Jack Sparrow

        November 15, 2014 at 10:13 am

        When you have a spouse, it is “your” money. Marriage is a partnership.

        • Emma

          November 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

          Not for everyone, we have our shared money for the house, food taxes and these other things, and then each one his money, that we can share for a project, a present… but the money he earns isn’t mine and vice-versa.

      • Trinity

        November 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        Yes, Isabelle,
        This is exactly how I feel about logos.

    • vintagestarparis

      November 15, 2014 at 5:54 am

      Wonderful post. As a sidebar, a friend of mine recently, to mark a major birthday, got a Chanel bag from her hubby. Being French, she was so excited because it’s a real “symbol” for a French woman. It was very expensive, but, hey…

      The damned thing broke the second time she wore it.

    • berenger

      November 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Congratulations: you just joined the human race…

  6. carole

    November 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Beautifu, beautiful, beautiful!

  7. Laura

    November 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Gorgeous outfits and pictures!

  8. kelsey

    November 13, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    i love that second shot!

  9. *sP

    November 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    gold air maxes? pure gold!

  10. melissa lee

    November 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Only the Italians could embody these close and looks… You can buy what they have, but it won’t be the same.

  11. j_c

    November 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    the last one is so amazing

  12. KBW

    November 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you! Perhaps someone can explain to me this compulsive need to pay for the privilege of advertising for a clothing company?

  13. Dwight

    November 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Please forgive me but I do not know what any of your comments are about.

    All I can see is that girl in the second photo looking over her shoulder in that plaid sleeveless vest. And these words keep going through my head, Who has not loved, who loved not at first sight? What must I do to get next to you?

    Completely smitten. Way cool.

  14. Milex

    November 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Missoni is boring.

    • Baking Soda

      November 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm


  15. Milex

    November 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I hate Moschino trend/

  16. Prudence Yeo

    November 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Love the first image, such a cool and stylish look!


  17. justray

    November 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    All great shots, but, as always, the smile sceams youthful, regardless of age.

  18. Love CompassionateLee

    November 14, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Amo gli anni ’90 si sentono del primo vestito. Mi piace il giubbotto nel 2 ° foto. Mi sarebbe sicuramente vestire come la donna nel 4 ° foto. La giacca o cardigan in ultima foto è splendida e vibrante. Godetevi un fine settimana rilassante.

  19. miri

    November 14, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Beautiful photos! All these ladies are stunning!


  20. IS THIS IT? models review

    November 14, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Those logs everywhere… meh….

  21. claudia

    November 14, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Love the Moschino sweater and the gold Air max!

  22. Mónica Sors

    November 14, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Cool, like your pictures!!


  23. Stella

    November 14, 2014 at 5:37 am

    LOVE the gold trainers with the black dress outfit – the glasses are perfect too.


    November 14, 2014 at 5:57 am

    love this series

  25. Lis

    November 14, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I think sporting a logo, buying the mass produced off the shelf trend or wearing the exact outfit from a runway show is the same thing/concept. To fashionably conform or not fashionably conform that is the question…. I love Shakespeare. =)

    • JessieBerlin

      November 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      I don’t feel it’s quite the same thing, Lis. Wearing mass produce is, as you correctly state, about conforming, i.e. trying to adapt and not stand out negatively – while sporting logos is like saying “Hey, look at me, I can afford this, dontcha wish you could, too?” Re wearing the exact outfit from a runway show, well, I guess that’s somewhere in between, depending on the wearer. For rich women, I’d say it is also about conforming, trying not to look different than your (rich) friends, while for women who are neither rich nor have rich friends, it’s just another way of saying “Hey, look at me, I can afford this…” (see above), albeit not quite as obvious as flashing logos ;)

  26. M.

    November 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I refuse to wear anything with a logo and I don’t understand anyone who does.

    The logos on bags are becoming much too obvious. I do not buy a bag because of the brand. I buy it because it’s what i want and need. Nice leather (or cloth), the right size, zipper pocket on the outside, nice colour, &c. I don’t want some huge piece of metal proclaiming the brand. I really don’t.

  27. Manana Hossana Deux

    November 14, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Love the first picture–she is certainly the billboard for such a top.
    Not too sure about the lady with the gold Air Maxes–love the shoes, the rest of her outfit minus the bag falls very short. She is so fit, yet wears such formless clothing. She could stand some nice well fitting black denim and a slim top and blazer to really round out her accessories. Nice eyewear choice though.
    The guy in the brown suit at the runway show needs to find some socks. Really.

  28. Katie

    November 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Forget the logo, what caught my eye was the unique shape of the ears on the girl in the first photo.

  29. Molly

    November 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I think the man looks fabulous. I am not a fan of socks, and will go bare until snow falls. I don’t really see the problem. I really like the last photo, too…the color, pattern, shape and texture of coat and shoes are wonderful.

    I don’t think that the all-over logo adds anything to the top in the first photo. If the model was a typical “tourist” and not a gorgeous young woman, I don’t think this look would get many positive comments.

  30. reloadevolve

    November 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Cant get enough of this collection! I know im gonna see this everywhere in my home town of LA :)

  31. qwr

    November 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Second pic, lovely girl…

  32. une chatte grise

    November 15, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Devil’s advocate here: I hate logos too (there are few things tackier than a “look who made me!!” bag), but the Moschino sweater is so over-the-top that it seems to actually be commenting on the ridiculousness of logos. In the process, of course, it does advertise the brand. But the sheer number of logos, their size, and their typographical & color reference to another iconic logo–one that would not usually be associated with adult clothing–seem to turn it into a joke. I just wonder if everyone who wears the sweater gets that.

  33. Véronique

    November 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    A l’heure où l’on s’interroge sur le devenir de notre vieille planète terre, tout ce qui touche à une certaine forme de luxe semble dérisoire. Qu’on le veuille ou non, nous ne sommes plus très loin d’un retournement de tendance où les marques en tant que telles, n’auront plus guère d’avenir !!!

  34. Ursula

    November 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I think the couple at the show is so sweet. Look at the way he’s looking at her. Adorable.

  35. Silvia

    November 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The Missoni cape manages to be both vibrant and understated. Chic

  36. Multi Grooves

    November 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I think the majority here have been successfully trolled by that Moschino sweater. Is it me, or isn’t it obviously too obvious; just playfully bad?

    I’d not wear it but some of the intimated judgements above on someone wearing it seem waaaaay off the mark.


    • JessieBerlin

      November 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      The thing about “ironic” clothes is that you never know whether or not the wearer “gets” the irony of what he or she is wearing. Same goes for the viewer. Maybe some people get a kick out of walking around in an outfit that most people find ridiculous while a tiny minority is in on the joke – it takes all sorts, I guess.

  37. Fashion Mom&Kids

    November 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Love the first image, such a cool and stylish look!It can be my mom’s inspiration!

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